So, I’m a little late this month. I didn’t quite hit the goal of the 10th, but I had all my images taken in the right time period. I’m so grateful for the grace allowed from my fellow Project 10 members. With a lot of family in town, and a lot of procrastination on my part, I wasn’t able to get everything done the way I wanted them to be. Why is that we put off our own to do’s; our own projects? Is it just me? It seems overwhelming sometimes to keep up with my own personal projects. I love that I am part of Project 10. It’s inspiring. The women are amazing. It keeps me shooting. But sitting down and doing the busy work of blogging seems so easy to put off.
I am really happy with the images I made for this last month. I’ve shot film quite a bit lately. It’s my love and I am going to be shooting more and more film from here on out. (Now I really need to get my act together so that I can mail in film and have time to get the scans before the due date in this project.) The beach images were on film. I love the way film shows the colors of Kauai, especially vibrant film stocks like Kodak Ektar and Portra 160. I used the Porta 160 here. Aren’t the colors amazing? I love the photo of Spencer holding the baby. Spencer is so good with babies (which is why I had four of them!) and the little guy he’s holding is our good friend’s baby. I actually shot his birth, so I’ve literally known him since he was born. And he’s the sweetest, smiley, cuddly chunk of deliciousness.
The images of Lucy and the dust sparkles are so fun. This is something I tried when I was first learning photography and I did not get it to work at the time. We were at my Grandpa’s house last year and I saw my girls playing in a beam of light that showed the dust glitter and got a few images of that but this was the first time I really saw it in my house. Moody light, sparkly, glittery dust and my baby girl? It makes my heart sing.
Project Ten is made up of a group of very talented photographers who are determined to document their own lives and not just the lives of their clients. Ten photos from our everyday lives on the tenth of every month. Check back monthly and be sure to check out all the other extremely talented women below!
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